U.S. Citizens Are Advised to Be aware of Safety Concerns When Traveling to Africa
Traveling is the general movement of humans between various faraway locations. Travel can be to different places, within the same country or overseas, or between many countries. In the past, traveling a long distance was the most costly way to travel; today, for some people, it is still the most expensive way to travel, even when combining business with personal travel. Although expensive, travel can be comfortable and fun.
With more people traveling, especially for business, the occurrence of road accidents during traveling has increased risk for travelers. Because of this, more frequent restrictions on travel have been placed. Restrictions vary from country to country, time of year, season, budget, length of stay, mode of transportation (public transportation, flying, or driving) and the place where you want to go. Some of the most common restrictions during traveling are listed below:
The Department of State has released a series of travel advisories from January through July every year. The United States Department of Transportation produces similar travel advisories that are usually available online. The travel advisories list the best times to visit certain areas or indicate when you should avoid traveling altogether. In the United States, these are normally available online only.
The United States Department of State releases a series of travel warnings every December. These travel warnings generally list the areas of the world that are most dangerous for US citizens during that time of the year. They also list the things to do while in the area and what to expect while traveling to these areas. Some locations are more dangerous than others for tourists, but all areas are generally safe for US citizens. These cautions are generally issued every year as a reminder to the public about the safety precautions they should take while traveling.
The latest public health guidance for traveling advises US citizens to be aware of the risk of traveling to countries in the African continent. Anyone traveling to this region of the world is required by law to take mandatory quarantines. Traveling to any African country other than those on the orange list state is also not recommended. Anyone traveling to these countries for business must seek special travel assistance to avoid any travel advisories.
No one outside of the general public should travel to Africa or any other country for employment purposes without a proper passport. Passports are issued only for travel purposes and for emergency reasons. No one outside of the general public should travel to Africa for employment purposes without a proper passport.